Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver1976

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel
Genre: Crime, Drama
Rating: R (Restricted)
Runtime: 113 minutes

Taxi Driver is the definitive cinematic portrait of loneliness and alienation manifested as violence. It is as if director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader had tapped into precisely the same source of psychological inspiration ("I… more »

Travis:
I'm one of your biggest supporters, you know. I tell everybody that comes in this taxi that they have to vote for you.

Palantine:
Why thank you - [Pleased, he glances to check Travis' picture, identification and license posted in the rear seat] - Travis.

Travis:
I'm sure you're gonna win sir. Everybody I know is gonna vote for ya. You know in fact, I was gonna put one of your stickers in my taxi but you know, the company said it was against their policy. But they don't know anything, you know. They're a bunch of jerks.

Palantine:
Let me tell you something. I have learned more about America from riding in taxi cabs than in all the limos in the country...Can I ask you something, Travis?

Travis:
Sure.

Palantine:
What is the one thing about this country that bugs you the most?

Travis:
Well, I don't know. I don't follow political issues that closely, sir. I don't know.

Palantine:
Oh but there must be something.

Travis:
Well. [He thinks] Whatever it is, you should clean up this city here, because this city here is like an open sewer you know. It's full of filth and scum. And sometimes I can hardly take it. Whatever-whoever becomes the President should just [Travis honks the horn] really clean it up. You know what I mean? Sometimes I go out and I smell it, I get headaches it's so bad, you know...They just never go away you know...It's like...I think that the President should just clean up this whole mess here. You should just flush it right down the f***in' toilet.

Palantine:
Well, uh, I think I know what you mean Travis. But it's not gonna be easy. We're gonna have to make some radical changes.

Travis:
Damn straight.

Palantine:
Nice talkin' to you, Travis. [They shake hands]

Travis:
Nice talking to you sir. You're a good man. I know you're gonna win.

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